Monday, March 23, 2015
Are You Dreaming of Another Bush in the White House?
If you are, that's not a dream, it's a nightmare.
Some reality from Digby:
Republicans said Obama's policies would destroy “nearly 6 million jobs over the next decade” and lead to "diminishment of employment in America.” (John McCain campaign 10-31-08; Texas Rep. Pete Sessions 11-07-09)
People believed them.
Instead, 12 million new jobs created, more under 6 years of Obama than under 12 years of two Bushes, "the best private sector jobs creation performance in American history [that] outperformed President Reagan’s in all commonly watched categories" according to Forbes. (ElectaBlog 10-03-14; Forbes 09-05-14)
Meanwhile, "small-government, pro-business” George W. Bush presided over "the biggest federal budget expansion since Franklin Delano Roosevelt" and saw only 1.3 million net jobs created in 8 years (7 million net for Obama in 6 years).
The Wall Street Journal called Bush's "the worst track record on record." (Washington Times 10-19-08; ElectaBlog 10-03-14; Wall Street Journal 01-09-09)
And that governor from Wisconsin, who the Koch brothers hope will take up residence in the White House?
Look at what he's done for his state:
40th in Private Sector Job Growth over the last year. Let Scott Walker, the Koch Brothers and ALEC do for America what they've done for Wisconsin.
Disturbed Man Tries to Get Into White House
Ted Cruz drew a crowd of 10,000 to the launch of his presidential campaign because student attendance was mandatory. A candidate who claims to love freedom spoke at a university where his audience was forced to watch him.
According to National Journal: Sen. Ted Cruz took the stage to declare his presidential candidacy at Liberty University Monday, surrounded by upwards of 10,000 cheering students.
They weren’t all here by choice. Attendance at convocation at Liberty is mandatory, and a group of students clad in “Stand With Rand” shirts sat center stage—directly in view of the cameras—to log their displeasure with having to be here. -- Politicussusa
Because nothing screams LIBERTY! like FORCING thousands of people to listen to you talking about yourself and your special idea of LIBERTY! LOL! What a joke!